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Skyrim 1.4 update beta hits Steam, changes and fixes noted

It has been a long time since we first speculated about patch 1.4 for Skyrim, however today we have learned that the the beta version of update 1.4.15 is now accessible on Steam for PC gamers.

Bethesda say that you should only apply this patch if you are experiencing issues which are listed in the changelog, you can see this here, there’s tons of fixes and improvements which this patch will bring to the game so chances are it should nullify most of the common problems which people have been experiencing.

Before applying the beta update you should ensure that you back up your game saves just in case as they may inadvertently get overwritten, one thing worth knowing is that your game saves will still work with patch 1.3 if you have to roll back to this version of the game.

If you want access to the Skyrim 1.4 beta you need to open up Steam, click on Steam in the upper menu, then click setting, select the account tab and then click change in the Beta participation section, now simply select ‘Skyrim Beta’ from the drop down menu and select OK, Steam will now restart and then download the latest beta.

As this is a beta you must understand that it may be unstable, therefore don’t be too surprised if you encounter issues. Bethesda has clearly stated that you should only install this beta if you are experiencing the problem noted in the list of changes. Most of the fixes relate to minor bugs which occur during specific quests, however we are also promised memory and performance optimizations and less lag when game save filesize becomes large – the latter of these issues is what should put an end to the PS3 lag problems which have been affecting millions of people for the last few months.

Are you experiencing a problem which is not mentioned in the changelog? If so, be sure to leave us a comment below.

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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I’ve experienced lag or a bug, maybe twice since the day it came out. I have ps3 and it’s almost flawless. It’s THE best game I’ve EVER played. Period.


“As this is a beta you must understand that it may be unstable,”

more stable than 1.3


I recently bought skyrim online for xbox and it came in the post. I picked it up the other day, came home unwrapped it. Then I placed it in my Xbox360 and it says the disk is unreadable evan though its a brand new disc…!? Every other game works on my console but this one, it came up with an error code 03 – 08 – 00 and said it was unreadable. I am getting a replacement disc soon and hopeing that will work. Has anyone else had this issue or heard of it?


PS3 User. The shadows and light efects of some bonfires and candles look blocky and messed up on objects near them, including my character. The best example is the bonfire inside Breezehome at Whiterun and The one at The Banered Mare. It might not be a bug, but it looks really ugly and hard to miss. Is anyone else noticing this??

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